GEIA has operated as an Approved Electrical Inspection Authority accredited by the
South African Department of Labour (Sept.1999 - Apr. 2013) and is currently preparing
for the implementation of an operational standard through SANAS (South African National
Accreditation System), as a private Electrical Inspection Body
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Electrical audits can be conducted to ensure fundamental safety principals are being
adhered to. Our report will include recommendations to ensure compliance to legislation,
and secondly, recommendations in terms of improving or upgrading electrical installations
in line with the current code of practice (SANS 10142-1).
The following sampling steps are adopted in our audit process.
Step one Determine objective
Step two Identify the population
Step three Determine sampling mix
Step four Determine sampling method
Step five Decide on the sampling size
Step six Implement sampling audit and document results
Step seven Compile report
For purposes of an audit, it is important to distinguish between the different grades
of inspection that would be used to gather evidence.
The three grades include: Closed, Visual and Detailed Inspections.
In a Closed method, only Distribution Boards would be opened; the rest of the installation
remains unopened and is merely visually inspected.
In a Visual inspection, Distribution Boards as well as all other accessible enclosures/fittings
are opened without the need to isolate them, after which a visual inspection is conducted.
During a Detailed inspection, isolation of electrical installation/s are required
as to enable the auditor to confirm aspects such as the integrity of terminations
on luminaries, socket outlets and motor terminations etc. (Incorporates all aspects
listed in the closed and visual inspections).
Format of Evidence and Reports
The inspection would be the visualisation of non-compliant evidence.
This means the taking of digital photos and enhancing with a qualifying description
as to why it is considered non-compliant complete with current Code of Practice references
and applicable Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.
This ensures that the organisation has the same understanding as to the meaning of
the different clauses in the Code of Practice (SANS 10142 Part 1) and applicable
Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.
Our offices should be contacted to assess the relevant costs involved in providing
the Audit service as well as processes followed in this regard.